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Jun 20

Looker(s) of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 4:12 pm | Leave a Comment (14)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of AFP

Without any having meltdown performances or idiotic statements by athletes over the past week, or at least none that interested me, I was left with finding our “looker” outside the world of sports. In fact, I was kind of hoping that Rory would shoot another 80 in his final round yesterday at the Congressional just so I could have something to write about, but no, instead, he decided to break the record for the lowest overall score in U.S. Open history. Oh well…

As an alternate, this morning, I stumbled across an event that took place worldwide on Saturday — 8th Annual World Naked Bide Ride. As this article states, thousands of people participated in the event from cities around the world, including in U.S. cities such as Madison (WI), Portland (OR), and Brooklyn (NYC). Apparently, according to this wiki, the ride “demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture” and to “celebrate cycling and the human body.”

In other words, these people are weird by thinking they have to prove a point by showing off their junk. What happened to simply protesting outside of a building or something?! Or, what about signing a petition to take to your city council representative?! No, let’s go straight to riding around naked on our bikes. Yep, that sounds like a fabulous idea.

Well, for the purposes of this post, it was a fabulous idea. Please, people, keep it up, or down depending on if you have a penis or not. BTW, did you know that in Portland it is legal to be naked in public. There you go, folks. Follow this link to some more photos of people who engaged in this ludicrous act. Enjoy!

Jun 13

Looker of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 2:30 pm | Leave a Comment (3)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

Does this image not speak volumes? Seriously, I’m not sure I even need to say much, as sports writers have let their fingers do the talking on the issue, including a column by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and a compilation of distasteful words for LBJ by Erik Hayden. Regardless of what Pedigo says, I think King James brought this moment on his self. I don’t think it’s necessary, however, to rehash old wounds or beat a dead horse (whatever your favorite idiom may be) by noting all of the reasons why people think LBJ is an bonafide a-hole for the way he departed from Cleveland last year (see here for my personal thoughts on that topic).

I will provide a few examples of why I revel in the defeat that James and the Miami Heat suffered last night to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the NBA Finals…

One, throughout the series, James simply did not rise to the occasion as a clutch performer. Let’s just note his lack of production during the fourth quarters of the games, or that he led all players in turnovers (n=24; see here) for the series. Yes, I realize this was his first NBA Finals with the Heat, so maybe he was a little nervous. Right? Who cares. He was EXPECTED to fulfill his potential as one of the greatest players of all time, and he just didn’t get it done, quite frankly.

And secondly, did you see what he tweeted last night after the game? If not, let me provide you the details, and if you did, well, it’s worth a read again:

@KingJames: The Greater Man upstairs know when it’s my time. Right now isn’t the time.

What?!?! Who the hell is this man’s PR consultant? Amazing. Knowing that everybody thinks you’re the most selfish player in the NBA, maybe all of professional sports, and this is your tweet following your team’s defeat in the Finals? Yeah, this just confirmed that in LBJ’s eyes, there IS an “i” in “team.” Stay hot, Lebron, stay hot.

Until next week, my friends, stay thirsty! Peace.

Jun 6

Looker of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 2:00 pm | Leave a Comment (19)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of motheringhut.com

Guess who’s back, back again? Nasty’s back, tell a friend. That’s right, folks, it’s been a long time, but I’m back up in this beeotch!  Thanks to all of my fans who supported me during my time of departure.

Anywho, in this week’s “looker” news, it appears that I’m not the only who’s back. Plaxico Burress is back as well. I’m sure you remember when in late 2009 the former New York Giants’ wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the leg. Not only did he injure himself, he was also convicted of firearm charges and served almost two years in a correctional facility. Just a helluva story, I might say. Hopefully, Burress will aim higher in life and become a real straight shooter now that he has a second chance. I mean, the last thing he needs is to shoot himself in the foot (or shall I say leg) again with some ridiculous off-the-field act. We’ll see…

In other New York news, I suppose you also heard about the lewd tweeting act of Rep. Anthony Weiner, a democrat representing the 9th congressional district of New York City (parts of Brooklyn and Queens).  Okay, for the two of you who haven’t, this cat allegedly tweeted a photo of his junk (with his underwear on, of course) to some young lady. Then, she tweeted it out to everyone else. I haven’t seen the photo but I’ve heard that he’s sporting a “semi,” which really wasn’t that impressive. As if that wasn’t humiliating enough, now some other woman is claiming Weiner sent her photos as well. I’m sure she’s not the last either.

Seriously, what’s this guy thinking? How could he not think these photos wouldn’t get out there on the web? Oh, wait, apparently he wasn’t thinking at all; it was his penis who was the culprit here. Right. Sure. Honestly, I’m surprised that excuse hasn’t been used by more politicians. Can you imagine if “sexting” was around when Bill Clinton was in office! Maybe we could have actually seen HOW that stain appeared on Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress.

Courtesy of bighairynews.com

In summary, we’ve been reminded of what could happen if you happen to shoot yourself or send a photo of your manhood to another person. Remember, folks, learn from other people’s mistakes, don’t let people learn from yours. Until next week, keep it real.